The text on title page is written in ink in block letters and enclosed within a double-ruled border. Pages 16-26, 42-48, 55-64, 74, 89-96, 98, 108-116, 119-122, 124, 128-134, 154-160, 172-180, 204-208 are numbered, but do not include text. Most of the plates are illustrated on recto, three are illustrated on verso only, five leaves are blank
Binding: half calf, possibly contemporary; spine gilt with red morocco label
An anonymous manuscript in brown ink about the fabrication of pyrotechnical instruments and the construction of fireworks. Written in the manner of a manual. The text is structured into question and answer paragraphs. It includes references to illustrations in the margins and, occasionally, also in the text. The manuscript, drawings and annotations are probably made by different hands
No table of contents. Foxing. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some text is impossible to capture. All text is handwritten.